One magical evening

By mrswoolybill
A magical evening at Alnwick Castle Gardens. Magical for four reasons:
• Gorgeous light, golden and mellow, as the sun went down;
• Excellent company;
• Buck’s fizz and classy nibbles;
• Everything including admission was free, we were guests of the Duchess of Northumberland...
This is the lower part of the cascade; I haven’t manipulated colour, it really looked like that!
This week I have been celebrating volunteers in our community. Today’s upload is very closely linked to my last three, tomorrow I’ll explain why.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Water Specialist and abstract

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CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
28 Jul 2011 8:00AM
How the other half lives, eh Wink. Beautifully captured, Moira, wonderful sunlight dancing on the water, very well composed and captured. Carol
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 8:01AM
Wonderful that the weather held for you on what sounded a lovely evening. - now all we have to do is wait for tomorrow!
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 8:12AM
just wonderful .... I am dreaming here
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 8:26AM
Wonderful light and colour in this Moira.

Ray42 13 3 England
28 Jul 2011 8:27AM

Quote:How the other half lives, eh Wink. Beautifully captured, Moira, wonderful sunlight dancing on the water, very well composed and captured. Carol

I agree with all the above - nice one Moira - whats "Classy nibbles" - crisps on a plate!!!!WinkWink
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2408 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 8:34AM

Quote:whats "Classy nibbles" - crisps on a plate!!!
Now, let me see... We had baby jacket potatoes filled with garlic butter, chicken satay on sticks, sausages with whole-grain mustard and honey, little rounds of toast with smoked salmon and cream cheese... It's a bit early in the morning to be thinking about this...
Cheers everyone,
Herge88 Plus
14 40 6 England
28 Jul 2011 8:57AM
Love the light reflecting in the water, glad you had a good evening, admission free does it for me every time.

Best Matt
BERTRAM 13 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 8:59AM
A wonderful image, very well taken.
danbrann 16 640 17
28 Jul 2011 9:05AM
Ah Light of life...magical indeed.
TelStar 16 116 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 9:16AM
Yes magical. Sounds heavenly.

morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 9:31AM
Wonderful image, great lines and light, I like this a lot.

frz67 11 10 32 Italy
28 Jul 2011 9:38AM
teasing us, aren't you?
waiting for tomorrow's explanation... in the meanwhile, excellent composition and great colors.
flipping left-right would give a more natural and positive feeling?

28 Jul 2011 9:49AM
Two wonderful curving diagonals, plus the gorgeous golden highlights on the water, marvellous photography Moira, more like this please. I could have stood here for quite some time.

28 Jul 2011 10:01AM
I should have added with my mouth wide open and my nose pressed against the window as you wined & dined with the gentry... hope you'll still talk to us?
TongueWinkGrin TongueTongueTongue
ChrisOs 16 2 1 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 10:09AM
Love the colours and the comp.
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 10:20AM
I adore the cascade at Alnwick. This is a stunning image Moira, and how lucky you were to spend time at this magical place.
joolsb 16 27.1k 38 Switzerland
28 Jul 2011 10:55AM

Quote:we were guests of the Duchess of Northumberland

Going up in the world?? Smile Smile Smile
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
28 Jul 2011 11:14AM
love this composition...
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2408 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 12:00PM
Just got back from the weekly shopping trek, thanks to everyone who has called in here. I've added the flip for Francesco and he is of course correct, it gives a very different feel.
Now don't assume that I am often a guest of Her Grace, but I have been involved in events with her on a number of occasions and she is a very good hostess! (And that comes from a staunch Republican...)
Dougie, there were actually very few possibilities and this was the best. The sun was setting behind dense trees, one half of the garden, including this side of the cascade, was in deep shadow. I have a few reflections from the Water Garden but I'm not ecstatic about them.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2216 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 12:32PM
Lovely curves, cascades and composition, with a definite magical feel in the golden ripples.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
28 Jul 2011 12:39PM
Light and graphics, wonderful , an extraordinary image!
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
28 Jul 2011 12:45PM
V1 is my pick.
The color and light are beautiful, and it is a perfect image for us to conjure up your evening. It's always fun to step out on the town. The food sounds wonderful, too.
I rather admire her for her gardens, and the stories that have come from it. I would love to meet her, she sounds delightful. Lucky you!
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
28 Jul 2011 1:19PM
The nearest I will get to the hob nobs Moira,is when the Lord Provost opens our photo exihibition for the Festival.
I will probably give it a miss. We have a Royal Wedding here on Saturday,and will probably give that a miss too.
At least yours was free to get in.It will cost four quid to see the Provost opening our exhibition.If you have a pic on show,you will get in for free,but it will need to be a real bit of magic for one of mine on show !!
frz67 11 10 32 Italy
28 Jul 2011 1:24PM
thanks Moira for taking the time.
V2 works better, IMO
28 Jul 2011 2:04PM
Technically and artistically captured to reproduce the beautiful light and shape, Moira, that shape "ogee" I think, is very satisfying to the viewer, excellent photography.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
28 Jul 2011 2:19PM
Beautifully captured Moira. Well composed and such beautiful light on the water. ..........Sandy
dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 3:32PM
The composition worked well in both version Moira and the water surface looks really good the reflected light.

lobski 10 2 1 Philippines
28 Jul 2011 3:33PM
An excellent curve composition with great colour contrast and lighting!

Fred Grin
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
28 Jul 2011 3:53PM
Well, lucky you, Moira! Wink Super capture, love the curves and colours - has to be V2 for me Smile
Trev Smile
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
28 Jul 2011 4:20PM
'Lovely light, color, tones, clarity, & artistic composition on both these beautiful images'...Peter Smile
28 Jul 2011 6:10PM
A rather Hypnotic shot Moira, I like it.

John Smile
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
28 Jul 2011 6:18PM
Lovely light and compositions

jonwebber 12 4 1 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 6:43PM
Super stuff. V1 just hits exactly the right collection of neccessaries.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
28 Jul 2011 7:24PM
great lines and light....very well seen
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 9:52PM
my all time favourite Moira - very abstract but also a great shot
wyatturp 15 2 England
28 Jul 2011 10:09PM
Abstract shape form and light.

rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
28 Jul 2011 11:24PM
Royal Moira, beautiful rendition of this magical location. Ron.
29 Jul 2011 2:33PM
Wow,what great light,these shots are excellent !!!!!!!!!!!
SandraKay Plus
14 233 4 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2011 6:19PM
Such gorgeous colour! Magical indeed.
Richard707 14 14 United States
31 Jul 2011 7:37AM
Nice perspective. It makes a neat water abstract.
tony64 17 204 9 England
31 Jul 2011 11:56PM
Love the colours in this one Moira! Really well seen and I will get back to you re coming up!

Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
2 Aug 2011 11:10AM
Two wonderful waterscapes, did anyone take a dip in there?

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